It sounds strange to fuel up for beauty rest, but eating a protein-rich snack before bed can help speed recovery. The extra boost can help muscles repair and get stronger overnight. But before you start a spice rub at 10 p.m., take note: a light snack (think a bite of yogurt, a few slices of deli meat, a cup of quinoa) will do the trick, so no need to fire up the grill.

Do it Today: After a big day in the gym, snack on protein before bed so muscles can grow and mend all night long.

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